Brunfels' innovative Herbals, 1531-1532

€12000.00
Brunfels' 16th century herbals, bound in one volume, are repositories of medical knowledge and rely on descriptions from ancient texts. 135 woodcuts by Hans Weiditz accurately portray the plants.
Early printed book. – Two volumes bound in one. Second edition of volume 1, first edition of volume 2.
310 x 197 mm. – Ff. [4], pp. 266, ff. [33] (including last blank); f. [1], pp. 90 (recte 92), f. [1, blank], pp. 199 (recte 201), ff. [3] (last blank). With 135 woodcuts of plants by Hans Weiditz. Full title: Otto Brunfels, 'Herbarum vivae eicones ad naturae imitationem – Novi Herbarii Tomus II.
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